Caerphilly Castle is Wales’ largest and Britain’s second largest castle behind Windsor and is a stunning 30 acre site. It hosts towers to explore, a maze, a dragon’s den a Great Hall to investigate; Caerphilly Castle offers the perfect playground for any imagination.
This medieval fortress was built mainly between 1268 and 1271 by Gilbert de Clare He built the castle to take control of Glamorgan and to prevent the Welsh Prince Llewellyn ap Gruffudd from achieving his southward ambitions.
The design of the castle is based on a concentric ring of walls, something not seen in Britain before. It also has a ring of water defences and huge gatehouses.
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